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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Smile Who Owns Something I Created at Work

    Hi all,

    We have an argument with my colleagues:

    If I (for example) write a book using my company's computer, on company time, who owns what? Do I own the content, can I copyright it, distribute it and keep all the profit etc? Or does my company own everything?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2010

    Default Re: Who Owns Something I Created at Work

    Works developed in the course of your employment typically belong to your employer.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Los Angeles

    Default Re: Who Owns Something I Created at Work

    Was the book something you were instructed to make or were you basically using company time for your own personal business? Is the book related to the subject of your job? Is the book related to any of the services/products your Company does? It is very hard to answer questions when you give us minimal facts.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    CT & IL

    Default Re: Who Owns Something I Created at Work

    May need a contract .... what's your employment contract say

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